Professor David Lloyd

Vice-Chancellor, The University of South Australia

David Lloyd is Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia. A Dublin-born and educated chemist who specialises in computer-aided drug design, Professor Lloyd has re-focused institutional culture to position UniSA as Australia’s university of enterprise and to shape its activities to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Professor Lloyd was a member of the South Australia Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2014 to 2018. A past Chair of the Australian Technology Network group of technology-focused universities, he now sits on the board of Universities Australia, the peak body representing the university sector where he is the lead vice-chancellor for research & innovation. He was also appointed to the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Advisory Council to provide advice to the ARC on key research policy issues, to lend independent strategic guidance and experience that will strengthen the ARC’s ability to support research and innovation in Australia. In 2019 he was appointed as chair of the Committee for Adelaide which is dedicated to meeting 21st century challenges and opportunities.

Professor Lloyd qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry from Dublin City University. He holds an honorary Professorship from Tianjin University, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

My Sessions

Futurefocus: Grappling with HE’s toughest workforce questions

Remaking HE Zoom

Session 6 The Higher Education sector seeks to be a leader in progressive treatment of staff, but in a number of areas, statistics suggest otherwise. Who do we allow to be the makers, custodians and teachers of knowledge? Casual staff have long been the backbone of Australian higher education, but tens of thousands have lost […]

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